School Governance

Social Media and Your School: Are You Managing the Risks? Part Two

In the first part of this article we discussed the obligation of staff not to negatively impact on the reputation of the...

Social Media and Your School: Are You Managing the Risks? Part One

It is apparent that the days are long gone of insisting that a school’s duty of care to its staff and students ends when...

How to Create a Compliance Culture that Protects Students, Staff and School Reputation

During the last decade, there has been an inordinate amount of research conducted into what determines culture in organi...

Requirement to Have a “Whistleblower Policy” Commences 1 January 2020: ASIC consults on new guidance for companies on whistleblower polices

On 7 August 2019, the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) announced it was seeking public input on its ...

The Excursion Management Problem - Balancing Legal Risk and Practical Realities – Part Four

As has been discussed in the first three parts of this series of articles, schools need more effective ways to deal with...

The Excursion Management Problem - Balancing Legal Risk and Practical Realities – Part Three

There is a multitude of laws and guidelines that schools are required to factor in when planning an excursion. 

New NSW Not-For-Profit Guidelines for Non-Government Schools: New Exceptions for Sharing School Assets and Providing Onsite Ancillary Services

In our previous article we described how sections 83C to 83L of the Education Act 1990 (NSW)  (Education Act) provide th...

The Excursion Management Problem - Balancing Legal Risk and Practical Realities - Part Two

In the first part of this four part series, we discussed the background to the changing excursion landscape and the infl...

Top Five Compliance Risks for Small Schools: Advice from the World of Small Business

According to the Treasury Research Institute, the cost of compliance in many industries is proportionately higher for sm...

The Excursion Management Problem - Balancing Legal Risk and Practical Realities - Part One

Schools have a legal duty to take reasonable care to protect students, and court cases show that this duty can extend ou...